The mating game: pollination and fertilization in flowering plants

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Feb;2(1):18-22. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(99)80004-1.

Abstract

Recent work has revealed signaling molecules that control pollination, including small peptides that mediate pollen recognition and glycoproteins that support pollen tube growth. The polarized growth of pollen tubes requires a calcium-mediated signal cascade, and cues derived from the haploid and diploid ovule cells guide pollen tubes to the eggs.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cell Polarity
  • Fertilization
  • Plant Cells
  • Plant Physiological Phenomena*
  • Plants / embryology
  • Pollen*
  • Seeds